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Emergency trunk release handle for automobiles
Method of rating employee performance
A method of rating employee performance includes: a) receiving a list of nominated raters from the employee, including at least one manager of the employee, a...
System and method for controlling an object detection system of a vehicle
A system is disclosed for controlling an object detection system of a land based vehicle, having at least one detection device with a limited geometrical...
Strategy to control a clutch to connect an engine to a powertrain of a
hybrid electric vehicle
This invention is a control system for a clutch for connecting an engine to the powertrain of an HEV. The system includes a controller programmed to determine a...
Remote control system for operating selected functions of a vehicle
A system (10) for long-range, remote keyless control of predefined functions for a vehicle (1) is provided that has a long-range wireless receiver (22) that...
Automotive vehicle with lateral impact seat displacement system
An automotive vehicle having a passenger cabin includes a floorpan with seats mounted to the floorpan. Side closure structures adjoin the outboard ends of the...
Steering linkage ball joint assembly
A steering linkage assembly for a motor vehicle has a tie rod and a drag link connected to a steering knuckle in an over/under arrangement, with first and second...
Air estimation approach for internal combustion engine control
A method is described for estimating cylinder charge using either the throttle position or mass air flow sensor. The method saves calibration and development...
Vehicle head lamp
Rear bumper to an automobile
Method for cascading vehicle system targets to component level design
A method (100) for cascading system level target to component level design objectives using machine learning and design synthesis techniques. The method (100) of...
Method and system for assessing combustion noise in an internal combustion
A method for assessing noise generated during combustion in an internal combustion engine, such method comprising determining a noise index by processing a...
Method and system for detecting degradation of EGR flow delivery
A method for determining EGR flow in an internal combustion engine, such flow being from an exhaust manifold of the engine to an intake manifold of the engine...
Method and system for estimating cylinder charge for internal combustion
engines having variable valve timing
A method for determining cylinder air charge and/or cylinder burned gas for an internal combustion engine system. The engine system includes cylinders, each one...
Method and system of notifying of overuse of a mini-spare tire in a tire
pressure monitoring system for an...
A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) has a mini-spare tire 14e having a spare tire transmitter (16e) generating a mini-spare transmitter...
Access door release handle
A vehicle 7 is provided having a vehicle body 10 with an opening 16 having first and second ends 18, 20. The vehicle body 7 has a first door 22 and a second door...
Method and system for providing fuel injection time scheduling for internal
combustion engines using engine...
A system and process for determining fuel injection time scheduling in an internal combustion engine. The system and method uses a prediction of engine speed to...
External exhaust gas recirculation on board diagnostic using EGR effect on
a combination of engine operating...
A system is described for determining degradation of an exhaust gas recirculation system of an internal combustion engine. This method utilizes a combination of...
Lean idle speed control using fuel and ignition timing
A method is presented for idle speed control of a lean burn spark ignition internal combustion engine using a fuel-based control strategy. In particular, the...
Internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine is presented, in which the valves (11) are adapted to be actuated by a valve actuation arrangement (12), the valve actuation...
Method for conducting a financial analysis
A method is disclosed for conducting a financial analysis. The method includes creating a financial analysis utility having a standardized format, and providing...
Method of evaluating long-term average portfolio risk and return for
A method of evaluating long-term average portfolio risk and return for a cyclical corporation includes the steps of obtaining historical pricing information for...
Method for determining a longitudinal vehicle velocity by compensating
individual wheel speeds
A control system (24) for controlling a safety system (40) of an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of wheel speed sensors (30) generating a plurality of...
Vehicle parking system
A parking system of a vehicle is disclosed. The parking system is connected with a position input connection, for receiving vehicle position information from a...
Bimodal catalyst-urea SCR system for enhanced NOx conversion and durability
The present invention discloses a method for reducing NO.sub.x in exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine. The purpose of this invention is to convert...
Vehicular weather strip
A weather strip for use between a closure panel and the body of a vehicle includes a foundation bulb extending about the periphery of an opening in the body and...
Vehicle closure panel with torsion bar assist and integral vibration
An automotive vehicle has a door adapted to pivot about a generally horizontal pivot axis, with the door including a shell defining a space surrounded by the...
Metal casting core assembly for casting a crankshaft
A core box assembly for casting a crankshaft. The core box assembly comprises axially aligned cores that define different axial portions of a cavity that...
System and method for combustion engines
The invention relates to a method for improving combustion in a combustion chamber of a combustion engine. The method comprises the first step of receiving a...
System and method for controlling ignition timing in an engine
A system and method for controlling ignition timing of an engine is provided. The method includes determining a change in a combustion temperature rise within an...
Front door to an automobile
Rear door to an automobile
Front bumper fascia
System and method for machining data management
A system and method for machining data management is provided. Vibration and operation data are gathered from a machine tool and sent to a processing unit. The...
Engine torque control for a hybrid electric vehicle using estimated engine
A system and method for accurate control of engine torque for a parallel/series hybrid electric vehicle (PSHEV) is disclosed. An accurate estimate of engine...
Control methods for electromagnetic valve actuators
An electromagnetically operated valve assembly (28) has a first solenoid (58) and a second solenoid (60). An armature (56) having a valve stem (54) coupled...
Material applicator assembly and a method for using the same
A material applicator assembly 10 which includes a rotor member 12 having a plurality of dispenser apertures 20 and a deformable material application ring 23...
Method for determining automotive brake structure vibration damping and
friction material bonding
A method and apparatus for determining the vibration damping characteristics of an automotive brake structure measures the vibration response of a brake...
Method and apparatus for controlling lean-burn engine to purge trap of
A method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a "lean-burn" internal combustion engine in cooperation with an exhaust gas purification system having an...
Rear door to an automobile
Rear bumper fascia
Rear bumper fascia
Pick up truck
Cam synchronization algorithm for engine with variable cam timing
A system and method for controlling first and second phase shiftable camshafts in a variable cam timing engine is provided. The method includes determining when...
Method for controlling camless engine having an automatically controlled
A system is described for minimizing engine torque disturbances that would otherwise cause degraded drive feel by a vehicle driver. The system utilizes multiple...
Vehicular seat assembly having a movable headrest and a vehicle which
incorporates the vehicular seat assembly
A low profile vehicular seat having an occupant contacting surface and a headrest which is moved from a first position to a second head reception position upon...
Tin-and zinc-based solder fillers for aluminum body parts and methods of
applying the same
One method of the present invention includes applying a paste-like fluxing agent to an aluminum body part; heating the fluxing agent to deoxidize the surface of...
Tire side slip angle control for an automotive vehicle using steering peak
A stability control system (24) for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of sensors sensing the dynamic conditions of the vehicle. The controller (26) is...
Method for auto-ignition operation and computer readable storage device
The invention relates to an internal combustion engine comprising a fuel injector (2) for each cylinder; a fuel injection control unit (4) for controlling fuel...
Method for detecting and regulating the start of combustion in an internal
The invention relates to a method for detecting the start of combustion in the combustion chamber of an engine with autoignition. In the method, the profile of...